In case you missed it, Trump's appointment to head the FCC, Ajit Pai, was confirmed yesterday. He's a notorious opponent to net neutrality, a policy enshrined by the Obama administration which he's promised to quickly overturn:
Shortly after Trump’s election, Pai indicated that a top priority under the new administration would be dismantling net neutrality... Pai has long been critical of net neutrality, saying that the problem it’s trying to solve — big internet providers acting as gatekeepers to what we see and do online — doesn’t exist. He recently reiterated a prediction that the commission’s Open Internet Order, which established net neutrality, would be reversed or overturned in one way or another. He’ll now have the chance to play a role in that.
This is a direct threat to online gaming as an industry and a community, since the medium depends on heavy broadband use. If Pai gets his way, gamers should expect their Internet bills to go up precipitously. (Or have their access blocked altogether, or even experience artificial lag.) This is particularly true of an online world like Second Life, which utterly depends on heavy and constant streaming of 3D content.
(Kotaku has a good briefer on all the problems ending net neutrality could bring.) Add to this Trump's promise to crack down on Internet porn, and we should expect some fairly hard hammers to drop on the metaverse very soon.